Illinois Fire Service Institute


Contact Info

Illini Union Mezzanines
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-9492

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 6 PM

Join Us

Welcome to IEMS! We are always happy to have you on our team.

To join IEMS, please follow these steps:

  1. Register for an IEMS account

    New Member Form

    Once your account has been created, you can log in here.
    Login Page

  2. Upload Your CPR Certificate

    On your member profile, scroll to the bottom of the page to upload a picture of your CPR card. Please note- the profile will only accept one file per card, so photos/scans need to have both the front and back of your card consolidated into one document. Those wanting to volunteer with IEMS as an EMT-B, must also have an AHA BLS certification. Those wanting to volunteer with IEMS as an EMS-Aide, must have an AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or an ECSI CPR/AED/First Aid certification. While a BLS Certification is preffered, as it is required to be in the EMT class, the ECSI CPR/AED/First Aid Class covers a wider variety of topics. If you need a certification, sign up for a course on our website. If you have any questions, send us an email at

  3. Complete IEMS Orientation

    Enroll in the course on Compass. After following the link, hit the green "Enroll" button on the left. All new members must review the content in the "Intro to IEMS" section and "EMS Aide Orientation" section. Once you have passed the quiz, fill out the following form: Next, go to the "Orientation" section and complete the "Pre-assessment", "START Triage Training", and "START Triage Quiz".

  4. Upload your ICS Certificates

    At large university events, Illini EMS operates under the Incident Command System. There is mandatory online training from the Department of Homeland Security that explains this framework. After receiving completion certificates, scroll to the bottom of your member profile to upload them.  To complete this training first:

    1. You will need to create a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) if you do not already have one. That can be done here: (Click on "Register for FEMA SID" and follow the instructions).
    2. Navigate to the course. The five required courses are IS-5IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800.
    3. On the right hand side there is a link that is labeled "Take this course"
      1. Click on "Interactive Web Based Course"
    4. Navigate through the learning materials
    5. Once finished, go back to the link above.
    6. On the right hand side, click on "Take Final Exam Online"
  5. Stop By Our Office

    Please email or to schedule a time to come into the office. New members must deposit $45 to cover your background check. You may request to have this deposit refunded after successfully completing two semesters meeting the minimum volunteer requirements (both operational and non-operational events). At this time, you can also obtain your ID badge and purchase the required uniform polo. The uniform polo costs $45 as well. Let the officer staffing the office know you all your provider (CPR and EMT) certifications and licensure, ICS certifications, and START triage training is completed. They will review your profile and update accordingly. 

  6. Review Our Standard Operating Guidelines 

    Make sure to review our standard operating guideline at our "Documents" page located here. This document outlines policies and procedures set by the Operations Department for members. If you have any questions about this document, contact the Director of Operations. Check the "Contact Us" page here to reach the Director of Operations. 

  7. EMTs Only

    All EMTs must take Critical Skills annually (i.e. if you complete it in the Fall, you do not need to do it again the following Spring). Sign up on the Events page; if no dates are available, contact the Training Officer to learn if it will be possible to arrange for another session to be held before the start of next semester. There are usually multiple Critical Skills at the beginning of the semester and one at the end of the semester. Be on the look out for these located on the events page. Check the "Contact Us" page here to reach the Training Office with any questions. 

We look forward to working with you!

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Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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